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My Turn: Smaller PFD check is a nudge in the right direction

...rebate to help residents cope with those skyrocketing energy costs.As Alaskans were struggling with unexpectedly high energy bills, high oil prices combined with the ACES oil production tax generated record revenues for the state. Six months...
Number of ships transiting Arctic waters falls in 2014

...continue."Plouffe said he hopes that the focus on the Arctic can be expanded to concern for people affected by high energy bills in rural Alaska, for instance, and the safety of regional travel.
Alaska editorial: 2009 Legislative session: The good, bad and so-so

...bullet line that would follow the Parks Highway. Low-income Alaskans and rural residents will get more help with high energy bills, thanks to two newly passed measures. PRESCHOOLS - The Legislature agreed to start up a pilot program of public...
State prepares to distribute dividend checks

...was first called an "energy rebate," and was initially targeted by the Alaska Senate at helping Alaskans with high energy bills, often in rural areas. The House of Representatives made it a flat amount for everyone, and the name was changed...
State budget ready for lawmakers' consideration

...the higher Medicaid costs, $13 million added to the Power Cost Equalization program to help rural areas pay their high energy bills and another $2 million to pay for an ocean ranger program to monitor cruise ships' waste disposal, a program voters...


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